Coast Guard ends search for 69-year-old man reported missing after diving at Chickahominy River

Posted at 12:01 PM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 15:30:10-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard and local response crews were searching for a 69-year-old diver reported missing after diving with friends on the Chickahominy River.

According to the Coast Guard, watchstanders were contacted by James City County dispatch at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday.

At 3 p.m., Coast Guard officials said they ended their search because James City County dive units recovered a body matching the description of the missing man.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina was launched as well as a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth.

Also searching are assets from the following agencies:

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission
  • James City County Fire Department
  • James City County Police Department
  • York County Fire Department